George Herbert AWMM
Also known as
- Herbert Bray AWMM
- Herb AWMM
- Bray AWMM
South African 2335 AWMM
2 November 1875 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Pre 28 March 1900 AWMM Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mr William Bray (father), Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 31 March 1900 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 feet 11 inches AWMM
- Chest, Unknown Period AWMM
38 inches AWMM
- Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
18 stone 8 pounds AWMM
Husband of Ada Grace nee Marks; father of four daughters.
Listed on the Nominal Roll as Lance-Corporal.
On discharge his character assessment was 'very good'.
He lost his clasp 1901, but not his Anglo-Boer War medal, in America.
On his return home he worked once again for his father's firm H. Bray & Son, carters, and gradually took over from his father to manage it.
On 22 May 1911 at age of 34 he married 24 year old Ada Grace Marks at St Peters Church, Onehunga. The officiating minister was John Haselden. They had four daughters : Phyliss, Lorna, Mary & Grace.
In 1926-7 Herb served on both the executive committee Onehunga Manukau Chamber of Commerce and the Onehunga Jubilee Committee. He also belonged to the Orphan's Club and the Ancient Order of the Foresters.
Ada and Herb retired to the home they had built overlooking Lake Taupo until Herb's death in 1945. Ada died aged 83 on 17 June 1969. Both are interred at Waikaraka Park Cemetery in the Marks family plot.
Completion of service Certificate No.2335
Movements: Ottoshoop 16-20/8/1900 [action] en route to Zeerust
Movements: Kaffir Kraal 24/10/1900 [action]
Movements: Venetersdoorp : 28/12/1900 - 23/1/1901
Movements: Cyferfontein : Jan 1901-6/3/1901
Attested as Herbert and listed at Archives New Zealand as Herbert Bray.
The Zeerust Cup, a silver cup, is held by the Auckland War Memorial Museum and was loaned to the Rugby Museum, Palmerston North c2011.
Photo: Te Awamutu Museum ref: 516 / R23:5 of the 1st New Zealand 15-pounder Field Artillery Football Team, 1902 AWMM
13 August 1945 AWMM
Age 69 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Waikaraka Cemetery, 1 Alfred Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Area 2 Block M Lot No 21 AWMM
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- Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
- Hall, D.O.W. (c1949). The New Zealanders in South Africa 1899-1902. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
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